Architects in action

Whether it’s working with mayors, collaborating with filmmakers, or tackling key issues like rising water, natural disasters, sustainability, and housing, architects are leading the way.

AIA Film Challenge
Enter for your chance to win $5000 and a New York screening.

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Rebuilding an Island
A visionary architect teams with Tesla and a hurricane-ravaged community in Puerto Rico to rewrite the region’s future.

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Civic Leaders
Get connected with architects in your city.

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Civic I/O at SXSW
Architects and mayors came together to imagine the cities of the future.

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Support Puerto Rico
Learn about architects’ partnerships with community organizations in Puerto Rico and donate

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Find a local architect
Search for and connect with an architect in your community.

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News & stories

Committing to sustainability can drive prosperity

By Kathleen M. O’Donnell

Through its Office of Sustainability and the work of local architects, Austin, Texas, provides a thoughtful framework for other cities to consider when crafting sustainability initiatives that drive more wholistic development and help cities achieve economic prosperity.

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Inclusive communities need to be designed that way

By Kathleen M. O’Donnell

The various spaces that make up a city— from our schools and hospitals to government buildings and cultural institutions — all shape our way of life. Civic leaders are responsible for ensuring public welfare, and a safe, comfortable built environment supports that mission.

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Giving new life to historic buildings leads to happier, healthier cities

By Kathleen M. O’Donnell

Almost every city in America has a historic building awaiting a rebirth. Whether it’s a 300-year-old church, a 19th century warehouse, or even a 1950’s gas station, there is potential for great new spaces in your community.

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